Daily 5 Log
On the Kindergarten Chatboard (http://teachers.net/mentors/kindergarten), a teacher asked, "What is the Daily 5? It seems to be talked about a lot on this board and I'd like to see what it's all about." Chris responded, "It's basically a management system for language arts time. It slowly introduces kids to five different activities: read to self, read to someone, listen to reading (listening center), writing, and word work. The emphasis seems to be on getting kids to do these activities independently, freeing up the teacher to work with small groups, while everyone is engaged in meaningful activities."
Siouxsan responded with additional information and her helpful Daily 5 Log Sheet:
"I made a Daily 5 log sheet (a way for kids to chart what they do during the Daily 5). My kids do not stay at one section for a set time, they move when they feel finished. I also made a folder, with word work sheets to do on their own, based on skill level. I have word work activities set out each day and the story ready to listen to."
End of the Year First Grade Memory Book
This next printable was created by Mary Miller. It is a clever idea to use at the end of the year with first graders. Students are given an opportunity to display many of the skills they've learned throughout the year, have fun, and create a keepsake all at the same time.
This file is printed in landscape and back-to-back. You can set these conditions in your printer's properties. Your printer will print half of the file and then prompt you to flip the pages so the back sides can be printed. When the printing is done, fold the pages in half and staple the book together in the fold. memorybk.pdf
Money Budget Lesson Plan
Created by Darcy Esparza, a former TV news producer who began working toward certification as a teacher at the age of 36. Darcy is currently a substitute teacher and math tutor and is looking forward to having her own classroom where we're sure she will implement lots of creative ideas such as the Budget Lesson presented here in the form of printable worksheets. budget_lesson.pdf
The American Flag
With Flag Day on the 14th of June and the 4th of July just around the corner, this printable flag may come in handy. flag.pdf